Monday, March 6, 2017

papertrey ink :: guest blogger :: packaging ambassador introduction

Hey, guys!  I want to direct your attention to Nichole Heady's blog today.  I'm introducing my new role as the 'Packaging Ambassador' over there.  You can find out just exactly that is, get some background on why I love gift wrapping so much, and see a few more photos.  On the 6th of each month I'll have a new post on Nichole's blog, as part of that series, also known as Paper & Package.

I'm fulfilling a bit of a dream in this role, wherein I get to dig deep into my affection for all things Paper & Package and share them with you.  It's an in-depth look into gift wrapping and will provide you with more than just a pretty picture.  I'll share tips, tricks, techniques, tutorials, and favorite products so I encourage you to check it out each month.

There are some really exciting things coming to my series in the next few months!  I hope you'll have a look and let me know what you think!


Friday, March 3, 2017

winnie & walter giveaway winner!

Hello, all!  My apologies for the late post, but I have a winner for the Winnie & Walter gift card giveaway I hosted in February.  Thank you to everyone who left a comment and played along.

*The winner is: DEE EARNSHAW

Such pretty projects. My go to technique would have to be embossing and distressing. I love how they produce amazing results:)

Congratulations, Dee!  If you'll just send me your email, I'll pass it on to the lovely Shay at W&W and she'll get you your prize.  ( Email me: thurstonpostblog(at) )  Happy shopping!!

Again, it was such an honor to be a big part of the Winnie & Walter community last month.  I DO plan to reply to the comments you took the time to leave me because I truly appreciated each one.  It will probably happen over the next week and in batches, but I will reply.  Thank you so much for your patience!

I've got a whole lot happening behind the crafty scenes in March, and April, too, so stay tuned for some big news dropping in that period of time.  I'm really excited about it all and I hope you will be, too.  I can mention that I'll be a monthly guest blogger for Papertrey Ink starting Monday, March 6th.  I'm over the moon about this opportunity--you have no idea!  I'm taking on the role of Packaging Ambassador (yeah, like that title didn't go to my head or anything :).  Packaging, gift wrapping, et al, is totally my jam and I'm looking forward to sharing some tips, tricks, and favorite products with you.  My first post, again, is Monday March 6th, over on Nichole Heady's blog, so give it a look if you have a moment.

There are a few other things going on, too, but I can't say much about them yet.  Soon, though!  I wish you all a fantastic weekend!  We are celebrating my daughter Nemy's 4th birthday on Sunday which entails a drive to LA and a visit to the American Girl store to pick out a playmate and a pet for her Bitty Baby Alice.  "Baby" Alice, incidentally is also 4 years old, never wears clothes, and is repeatedly mean to Nemy's other dolls, thus frequently ending up in timeout.  Don't ask me why we're getting Alice a playmate and a pet.  She clearly doesn't deserve either of them!